The quilt, which took me a full two years to finish, was the jumping off point for the rest of the room. The wall color, Benjamin Moore Silver Marlin, makes the quilt pop, and I picked up the darker tones in the small dresser that I painted a deep blue.
Colors used in my room:
The room brings together many shades of green, blue, and cream. To keep things from looking dull, I painted the trim and the wall of louvered closet doors white. It's a tiny bedroom that we've had to pack a lot of storage into, but the soothing color palette makes it feel cozy. And, we are blessed with 12-foot ceilings that keep it from feeling cramped.
Tips for using color successfully:
Pick colors that you love, but keep in mind how the different spaces of your home are connected. Colors should ideally flow from one space to the next. Also, buy samples of wall colors before committing to a gallon. Those small paint chips from the hardware store are lousy for seeing how colors will look in your space.